The Invisible Man has gone on a killing spree, and only The Dark Knight can hope to end his reign of terror in the third issue of this 5-issue miniseries. But how can Batman stop a man he can't see? And what is the Invisible Man's ultimate goal? Be here to find out as The Caped Crusader finally deduces the identity of the Invisible Man and the villain's next victim: Some guy named Bruce Wayne.
BATMAN: UNSEEN #3 hits 11/4.
At long last, the day has finally arrived: All Hallow's Eve...eve’s eve. (All right, so it's not the big day, but it's in my own best interest to write this tomb today, and not tomorrow, during DC’s Halloween festivities, as there is a very good chance that I will be covered in blood tomorrow. I may also be in costume, but that's another story.)
So are all of you boils and ghouls ready for the frightening festivities? Do you have your horror movies all picked out? Are your bags of candy ready to be opened and devoured? And what about your comics? Wanna read something that’ll make you go bump and Bwah-ha-ha in the night? In that case, check out this all-new preview page from BOOSTER GOLD #26:
Spooky. Next up is another interior page, this one from the upcoming BATMAN 80-PAGE GIANT (due out this December), in which a blizzard of unimaginable proportions blankets fair Gotham in a bed of icy white death. This frigid little tale comes courtesy of artist extraordinaire Rafa Garres and writer Kevin Shinick (of “Robot Chicken” fame…check out his “The Arkham Redemption” bit—it’s fantastic). Their tragic tale focuses on Commissioner Gordon and is called, “What Falls Below.” Take a peek:
But what’s Halloween without Doug Moench & Kelley Jones, and their moody, atmospheric, pointy-eared Batman? Here's a page from issue four of their current BATMAN: UNSEEN mini-series, which hits in a couple weeks:
Want more gratifying gruesomeness to tide you over? Well, might I then suggest SUPERMAN/BATMAN #65, which was our horrifying Halloween issue, or the jam-packed extravaganza and sure-to-be instant classic known as the DCU HALLOWEEN SPECIAL 2009.
Rumor has it that the nefarious HOUSE OF MYSTERY character I…VAMPIRE makes an appearance in this little ditty, and I, for one, would like to commend the obviously brilliant and undoubtedly handsome writer who resurrected this classic creature of the night. Well done, sir!
Of course, for those of you who are looking for something you can really sink your teeth into (you know, just the other day I said I’d stop using that gag, but old habits die hard), there’s the trade paperback of SUPERMAN & BATMAN VS. VAMPIRES & WEREWOLVES from the Kevin VanHook and Tom Mandrake, each of whom is a master of horror in their own right. And speaking of MASTERS OF HORROR, this trade comes with a hauntingly good introduction from film director John Landis, whose AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON can’t be shown enough at this time of year. Enjoy!
All right, gang. That’s it for now. Gotta get some books to the printer (BATGIRL #4, I’m looking at you!), gotta talk to a few writers (have to speak with Peter Tomasi about his final issue of OUTSIDERS), and gotta start planning my Halloween costume (it’s gonna be very last-minute this year, and not nearly as intricate as some of my other years…sorry, folks).
So until next time, gang, have a Happy Halloween and try to enjoy the daylight…
The fan-favorite Bat-team of Doug Moench and Kelley Jones reunite to introduce the newest member of Batman's rogues gallery in this twice-monthly, 5-issue miniseries! Horrible and unexplained murders have Gotham City held captive. Bizarre deaths have been occurring throughout the city, but the perpetrator is unknown. Even when the crimes have been committed in view of witnesses, all that is seen is a glimpse of a weird, skinless "meat-man" who seems to fade away after the crimes. Gotham's only hope is their Dark Knight Detective, but how can Batman find and fight an Invisible Man?
The first issue hits stands on Wednesday.
Editor Michael Siglain here, back to tempt and tease you with the latest tantalizing tombs from my little corner of the DC Universe.
Labor Day has come and gone, there's a crisp chill in the air, and the kiddies are all finally back in school. September is upon us, and that means that Halloween is on its way. Yes, it's true, I'm rushing the season, but Halloween is more than just one day out of the year. For me, All Hallow's Eve is a state of mind, so let's not waste time, let's make with the creepy!
First up is a glimpse of the cover to Booster Gold #27, which is part II of our Blackest Night tie-in. Here, Booster Gold and Blue Beetle must team-up to stop Black Lantern Blue Beetle from eating their hearts. And as you can see by our cover, courtesy of series' artists Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund, Booster's just hanging around, and Ted, well, Ted's dead, baby.
Want even more Blackest Night tie-in related goodness? Well, how 'bout the cover to Outsiders 25 from Tom Mandrake? If anyone knows the mysterious and spooky, it's the Addams Family. And Tom Mandrake. Here, we get a cover in the vein of the old 1970s Hammer Horror posters. Check it out:
But you've all seen the Black Lanterns by now. What about that which is unseen? More specifically, what have you seen on Batman: Unseen? Well, the aforementioned is the title of a new 5-part miniseries—due out this October—that reunites the celebrated Bat-team of writer Doug Moench and artist Kelley Jones. These fearsome folks have once again joined forces to pit the Dark Knight Detective against his strangest foe yet: The Invisible Man! But this isn't your typical Invisible Man story. You see (no pun intended), that in this twisted tale, our Invisible Man doesn't start out all that invisible. At first, just his skin disappears, leaving a weird, red musculature to roam and ravage the mean streets of Gotham. Feast your eyes on the following:
Weird, no? But wait, there's more! What's Halloween--or our never-ending Halloween season--without werewolves? (Incidentally, the answer is a boring and dull Halloween, but I digress.) Another book that you may have heard about—and not just from me—is Detective Comics, written and drawn by the super-scary team of Greg Rucka and JH Williams III. Why are they so scary, you ask? Well, it's because they're so damn good at what they do! And in one of our upcoming issues, specifically Detective Comics #859, which is out in November, we get one of—if not THE—greatest werewolf transformations to ever grace the printed page. Howl in excitement at the following:
Beautiful, isn't it? Well, my time is almost up here, so let's end on another truly creepy image: the cover to the all-new hardcover by writer/artist Sam Kieth. Sinister Sam is inviting all of you to join him as he spends the night in the most infamous insane asylum in all of DC Comics. Welcome to Arkham Asylum: Madness. As they said in the remake of The Fly, "Be afraid. Be very afraid."
So that's it, gang. A heaping helping of the terrifying and horrifying that Assistant Editor Harvey Richards and I have in store for you in the upcoming few weeks. There's also a DCU Halloween Special coming your way, in which I have a very personal interest, but I'll leave those details to Editors Eddie Berganza & Adam Schlagman. In the meantime, be sure to check back soon for more scary stories from me (anyone sense a theme yet?), as well as information on Batman of the Future!?!
Thanks for reading, gang. Until next time, try to enjoy the daylight...